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Strasbourg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt City Tour

1. Strasbourg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt City Tour

Get to know Strasbourg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock local facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Strasbourg’s most important attractions on foot. You can choose to start your tour whenever you want. Start your tour at the much-photographed Ponts Couverts. Visit the architecturally exemplary Church of Saint-Thomas, while La Place Gutenberg will give you a taste of downtown life. Take a photo in the building of the Alsatian Museum, which will amaze you with its exhibits, and discover the beauty of the Strasbourg Cathedral, a Gothic architectural masterpiece. Visit the incomparably beautiful Palais Rohan, with its blue-blooded aura. You will also pass by the city's largest square, Place Kleber, named after a well-known general of the French Revolution. Admire the iconic Strasbourg Opera House with its unique acoustics. The "new town", with its great history, will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be St. Paul's Church(where the tour ends) with the rich interior design. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

2. Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

You’ll depart Strasbourg in the morning and make your first stop on this day-long tour in Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, and visit the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, St. Martin’s Collegiate Church, and the picturesque neighborhoods of Little Venice. Explore the lovely village of Eguisheim, surrounded by vineyards. Admire its narrow streets, and the half-timbered houses with their colorful flowers.  Continue on to the fortified town of Riquewirh. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has survived wars and remained intact. See its tiny streets, fortified walls, and 16th-century houses, admiring the architectural harmony. You’ll have free time to explore the town and have lunch. After lunch you’ll follow the scenic Alsace Wine Route. Situated between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60-year-old route winds across hilly slopes for over 170 kilometers. When you reach Haut Koenigsbourg Castle your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built during the 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position controlling the wine and wheat routes to the north and the salt route from the east.

Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg

3. Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg

Head out on a half-day tour of the Alsace region and learn about this enchanting wine regions. Leaving Strasbourg, you will follow the wine route on the way to the town of Obernai. As you travel, your driver will tell you about the 7 different types of Alsace wines. Once in Obernai, take a guided walking tour of the winding streets, old houses with multicolored tiles, ensigns, and ramparts, and see the statue of St Odile, the patron saint of Alsace. Then stop at your first winery for a tasting session. Continue on to visit another winery in a typical Alsace caveau (a small wine cellar). Afterward, make your way back to Strasbourg, admiring the beautiful landscapes along the way.

Strasbourg: Euro Guided Tour by Segway

4. Strasbourg: Euro Guided Tour by Segway

Get a fabulous introduction to the part-time seat of the European Parliament on a 2-hour Segway tour of Strasbourg, and marvel at monuments from different eras in the city's history, including the European Union institutions of the Quartier Européen. Collect your Segway and helmet and head off through diverse neighborhoods, including the old quarter and city center. Glide over to "La Petite France" at the western end of the Grande Île. Here, you will find the historic heart of the city, where tanners, millers, and fishermen lived in the Middle Ages. Hear fascinating stories about Strasbourg as you navigate your 2-wheel mode of transport while looking at many different architectural styles in the German district of Neustadt. Learn about the administrative buildings of the Quartier Européen, where institutions include the European Court of Human Rights building by Richard Rogers.

Strasbourg City Center Guided Bike Tour with a Local

5. Strasbourg City Center Guided Bike Tour with a Local

Meet your cycling guide and your 2.5-hour program will begin with a short introduction to the city of Strasbourg. The ride takes you on a circuit through the imperial German district, the Neustadt and then on to see the European Institutions. Ride back through the Old Town, Petite France and see the covered bridges and the Vauban Dam. Cross the Pont du Corbeau and pass Gutenberg Place. You’ll soon arrive in front of the Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral, one of the highlights of the tour. See the Opera house on Place Broglie. Cycle along the small streets around the Cathedral and discover some hidden spots close to Place Saint Etienne. Passing through the Neustadt, arrive in the heart of the European district, where you’ll see the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court for Human Rights. Enjoy a breath of fresh air in the Parc de l'Orangerie. On the way back to Place d'Austerlitz , cycle along a section of the city’s 14th-century wall. Please note that during Christmas time this tour is not available. Please take a look at this Christmas market bike tour as an alternative: https://www.getyourguide.com/strasbourg-l293/strasbourg-christmas-market-bike-tour-t123971/

Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

6. Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

The tour begins with departure from Strasbourg bus station and heads to the first stop of the day, historical Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. Upon arrival, admire the building’s architecture, learn about the people who once lived here, and marvel at the castle's stunning views across the Black Forest. After the castle, the open-top bus follows the famous Alsace Wine Route, making a stop at one of the region's most well-preserved medieval villages along the way, Riquewihr. Spend some free time wandering through the village’s pictures streets, shop at a local store for a souvenir, or find a cozy restaurant for lunch. The tour continues to Kaysersberg next, to marvel at its beautiful fortified bridge nestled amongst the quaint village surroundings. Your day trip finishes with a visit to Colmar, a unique and endearing country town, for a ride on the tourist train. Please note that the tourist train doesn't run in November. Instead, there will be free time in the city.

Strasbourg: 7-Day City Pass

7. Strasbourg: 7-Day City Pass

Visit more and spend less on your trip to Strasbourg with a city pass valid for 7 consecutive days. Get discounted rates at various museums, activities, and landmarks.  Collect your city pass at The Strasbourg Tourist Office Shop and see where you can use it. Your city pass offers discounts on the following attractions and activities for 7 days:  • Strasbourg boat tour• Municipal museums admission• Climb to the platform of the Strasbourg Cathedral • Sightseeing train tour (offer valid only on the Neustadt route) • Château Vodou museum admission• Guided walking tour (only in French and German) • Admission to the Vaisseau (a science center for kids) • Bike rental • A session to discover the night sky full of stars at the Planetarium at Jardin des Sciences • Guided bike ride • Segway® tour • A show at the TJP - National Centre for Dramatic Arts • Electric boat ride• Chocolate Museum admission• Audio-guided city tour

From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages Wine Route Day Trip

8. From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages Wine Route Day Trip

Head south departing from Strasbourg where the first stop will be in Bergheim, a superb village on the wine route that contains many hidden wonders within its medieval walls. You will then have the opportunity to visit the charming town of Ribeauvillé, the ancient fief of the Lords of Ribeaupierre. History will call out to you on every one of its pedestrian streets.  After a visit to Hunawihr and a photo stop in front of its famous fountain, enjoy lunch in the village of Riquewihr, one of the best known in the region —  particularly renowned because of its idyllic location in the heart of the vineyard. The tour will continue to two villages that are equally famous for their historical character: Kaysersberg and Eguisheim. These two villages have been elected “Favorite Villages of the French", a famous French program celebrating the year of the French’s favorite villages. Kaysersberg won the edition in 2017 and Eguisheim in 2013. Head back to Strasbourg at the end of the afternoon, after a day filled with great memories and beautiful images.

Strasbourg Historical Center: Private Walking Tour

9. Strasbourg Historical Center: Private Walking Tour

If you decided to visit Strasbourg, only thing to say you is that you made a right choice and you won't regret! It's an amazing city with a beautiful sights you have ever seen! Kind people, fresh atmosphere,sunny squares, beautiful canals and amazing views! Strasbourg is situated close to the German border, therefore the population speaks both French and German. You can call this city an European one because here you can find the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and an European Ombudsman. This big, powerful city is also well-known for the Grand Island, which is the historic center of the city. It symbolizes the unity between Germany and France.   Start your 2-hour walking tour with the white district square, then continue to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. The city conserves many medieval churches like Église Saint-Thomas or Église Saint-Guillaume. You will also have time to appreciate the historic Place Broglie.

Strasbourg: Black Forest and Baden Baden Day Trip

10. Strasbourg: Black Forest and Baden Baden Day Trip

Departing from the city of Strasbourg, take part in a shared small-group day trip that will take you to one of the most emblematic regions of Germany. After meeting with your English-speaking guide in a centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg, depart for the town of Baden-Baden. Cross the nearby border of France into Germany, leaving the Grand Est region and entering the state of Baden Württemberg. The Black Forest is a forested mountain range bordered by the Rhine Valley to both the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters. The name Black Forest comes from the general dark color of the numerous pine trees that grow in this region, and both the Black Forest gateau and cuckoo clock originate from this region. You soon arrive to the town of Baden Baden, a city which has attracted royalty, the rich, and celebrities throughout centuries. Follow your guide and discover the numerous architectural splendors and magnificent villas that are lined along the Lichtentaler Allee. After this short walking tour, admire the landscape as your tour follows the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse. There, the numerous viewpoints and belvedere will allow you to take in the stunning scenes of the Upper Rhine Valley of the Vosges Mountain Range of France in the distance. You later arrive to the pretty Mummelsee Lake, where you have some free time for personal discovery and lunch. With a circumference of 800 meters, a depth of 17 meters, and an elevation of 1,036 meters, Mummelsee is the largest, deepest, and highest of the Seven Cirque Lakes. Whilst there you might want to try local food such as cured meats, or the world-famous Black Forest cake. Following your tour, begin your return journey to Strasbourg. After a break for lunch your tour continues along the wine route of the Badischerweinstrasse. This wine route is the longest in Germany, spanning more than 500 kilometers. The route is lined with charming small towns, picturesque villages, beautiful landscapes, and mighty castles. Among a few stops made on your return journey is the village of Sasbachwalden. Set in the vineyards, this well-tended village is famous for having won the prestigious national "flowering of the villages" exam. This can be seen as you stroll through the streets and admire the gorgeous flower-decked half-timber houses. Following this final stop, your tour returns to Strasbourg.

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What people are saying about Strasbourg

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very nice comfortable trip.. driver and all, all in one. knows what's she doing.. knows the heart of the place. awesome picturesque places seen.. thanks mam florence . safe driving... !

Definitely recommend, beautiful tour of the Alsace region with sufficient time in each area. I would also recommend adding a fun activity to this tour.

Strasbourg can be explored in a very short time with the self-guided scavenger hunt & the city tour! Plan enough time.

Laurent was a wonderful guide and the tour covers a lot of ground in a day. Loved every minute. Highly recommend!

A fun and alternative way to visit the city in a short time.